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I like the way you think... Even if it is on a Ford....
Ask and you shall receive!

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Old 04-24-2011, 04:26 AM
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I have lusted after those things for years...the F450 version is too big for my purposes: I actually have been to the factory got to see all there products.

Wow.

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Old 04-24-2011, 05:15 AM
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I've been tent camping since 1970s. Best part is being able to zoom around dodging weather at speed. Everything packs into the 911 fine.

that said i do now need a roving camper and started asking older diehards I'd run into what is the best rig they like and why.

so for my act the best rig is a MB van 4x4 with big wheels. 22 mpg at 70 mph, 5 cyl diesel. Solid and steady driving at speed in high winds. It has a very good wheel base especially compared to other vans. Very reliable and room for a 2nd fuel tank. Many aftermarket options for tricking it out anyway you want. High enough off the ground to go where jeeps go if you remember to bring a winch

Fords, GM, etc is ng in the long run compared to the MB van


big slow rigs and towing something is ok if you can deal with it
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:20 AM
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Chinook Baja wife and I had before kids.





and a few on a Colorado Mtn bike adventure



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Ronin, your style is undeniable, excellent and above reproach: But I like to travel with women, in the same vehicle

I spent every summer from 1975 to 1981 as a white water rafting guide...for my personal stuff (hygiene, bag, clothes, netting/tarp, foam, etc) I lived out of a waterproof bag for days at a time. It was Army surplus with an inner membrane that rolled at the top and was then covered and secured by a canvas outer-shell, two feet long, eighteen inches or so width and about eighteen inches high. I wish I still had it.

Also had a 50 cal ammo can for daily stuff on the water, which was strapped down: sunglasses, hat, suncream, prophylactics, etc.

I averaged 5 days a week on the water from May through the end of August, beginning of September.

On off days and in the fall and spring I hiked and backwoods it a lot. I get it.

Those days are over, except a three day trip I do with my son every year, he of boundless energy. He plans it, I walk it, mumbling...we stay Vegas style, three days, two nights.

Get what Motion recommended...I wish they had those things 10 years ago.

Edit: This summer Jack and me are putting this together...he has a 99 Taco we've owned since new. http://www.bajataco.com/Camper1.html

Next summer, he can day hike all he wants while I fiddle.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:50 AM
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But I like to travel with women, in the same vehicle

by the time my bride retires i'll have the MB van all set up

then i'll hit her with following me and other 911 guys riding solo around the country
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:38 AM
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We went to the Overland Expo in Amado Az. a couple of weeks ago. There were a lot of nice rigs. The rooftop tents are nice and sell for $2200.00 for the xl. Earthroamer and Sportsmobile were there as well as a lot of Land Rover 110s. A lot of expedition folks are there giving seminars. There was a couple from Germany with a really nice Unimog camper. Turtle Expedition was there also. It's a great place to meet and talk to people from around the world. We look forward to going again next year. Yesterday we looked at a Jayco pop up that had dual axle. It had a lot of room and was fully loaded. There is a nice one for sale in Phoenix but we were not able to go look at it this weekend. My wife actually wants something smaller like a pop up so I'm keeping the 911. We need to have a receiver installed on her Odyssey but I have a '72 Chevy truck that I can use to tow something home if we find it. I looked up the specs on the Odyssey and it will be able to haul the trailer, canoe, and gear. They recommend a transmission cooler so will also have one installed.
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Nice, but won't haul 4+ gear....


If I hit the jackpot, I will have an SVT raptor crew cab with a shell on it.... I can sleep in a tent on the ground for a few nights...
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My wife and I just bought a new Forest River 22ft Mini Lite last month. I can tow it behind my 4Runner and we love it!
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